Facts, Figures, Jun. 18, 1945

Travel. Railroad passenger-car builders were authorized by the War Production Board to start construction of 407 coaches for delivery early next year. For the first time since 1942, manufacturers were allowed to use stainless steel in passenger cars. But, like troop cars recently authorized, they will not arrive in time to ease this summer's travel crisis. WPB has consistently failed to allot the railroads as much steel as the Office of Defense Transportation estimated they would need; it looked as if that failure was coming home to roost.

Busses. General Motors Corp. Truck & Coach Division delivered its first big...

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